Saturday, June 29, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #217 - Can you see

Saturday June 29, 2013
Saturday is finally here, it's my first full week back to work since mid May..due to surgery and recovery. It was a great week and felt good to be back, but I would love to retire too.
Any how today is a new challenge sketch #217 at Unscripted Sketches I hope you play along and remember you can make a card, scrapbook page, framed the sketch, turn it. Just have fun and enter your card over at Unscripted Sketches
 This is the card I made using the above sketch. I really wanted to use this great stamp set and die and I made it work to fit the sketch. I can see (no pun intended) using this set again.  Isn't that a great sentiment.. I love it.
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - 23 - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday #126 - anything goes
Craft and Me #135 - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Make It Monday #146 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #86 - anything goes
QKR Stampede #45 - anything goes
Sister Act #13 - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #13 - anything goes
recipe: bazzill, basic grey -fact, su very vanilla, te words, te glasses, ss hearts, ek heart, lil inker heart arrow, bakers twine, embossing powder, embossing folder, te bling, glossy accents.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - Happy Day!

Friday June 28, 2013
Happy Friday and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned. Before you take off be sure you check out the FREE FRIDAY DIGI - BABY FAIRY.. at Catch the bug  "Please note Bugaboo makes every attempt to have our new images and freebies posted by 7a.m. however sometimes life gets in the way so please check back later in the day to see if the freebie has been released."
I have so much fun finding papers that I think will work for the image and then color the image. I know reading some blogs others color the image then find papers. I am sure if I did it like that I could find the papers, I am a hoarder.. collector ... lover of papers. I can never pass them up. Got to have it. Esp. the 6x6 pads..
Make It Monday #146 - anything goes
Sentimental Sunday #160 - for the girls
Stamp With Fun # 217 - celebrate
Paper Makeup #94 - all tied up
Inspire Me Friday #109 - anything goes inky
Challenges 4 Everybody #23 - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #13 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - girl power
Sister Act #13 - anything goes
QRK Stampede #45 - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle #81 - happy birthday

recipe: baby fairy/ctb, bazzill, ep -for the record, eureka stamp words, mft die, baby rick rack, su scallop punch, buttons, floss, glitter, copics

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paper Pretties Challenge #264 - Surprise

Wednesday June 26, 2013
Paper Pretties Challenge #264 - Theme  INVITATION 
And that also means a new release day.. Today we have FOSTER.. what a party animal.
 I chose to use Foster on my card today. I made this as a birthday card vs. an invitation. The inside can be "It's your birthday" or some other sentiment.. I really think this image can be used in many ways. Let your imagination fly..

Make It Monday #146 - anything goes
Sentimental Sundays #160 - for the girls
Cupcake Inspiration #216 - color inspiration
Cupcake Craft #248 - not a flower
Kaboodle Doodle #177 - pastel colors
Stamp With Fun #217 - celebrate
Challenges 4 Everybody #23 - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #13 - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - use your oldest embellishment (the puffy hearts, at least 3 yrs old if not more)
recipe: foster/paper pretties digi, bazzill, little yellow bicycle dp, scraps, embossing folder, spellbinder die, mft die, recollection hearts, stickles, copics

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Unscripted Sketch #216 - Happy Birthday

Saturday June 22, 2013
Welcome to a new Saturday at Unscripted Sketch  and a new challenge. This week is Sketch #216. I hope you find time to play along. We did not have very many entries for this last week. I love seeing your projects so if you have a few minuets to make your card, scrapbook page or any project that resembles the sketch post it to the Unscripted Sketch blog Id love it...
 This is the card I made using the above sketch. It's time for more masculine cards so this was my goal. I love this Happy Birthday stamp. I like the top to bottom vs. sideways sentiment.  It's kind of hard to see but I embossed the sentiment in a black glitter embossing powder.

Inky Impressions #113 - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #147 - sentiments only
Jellypark - masculine
Craft Lovin #2 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - die cuts
Craft 4 eternity #129 - spots and stripes
Crafty Catz - anything goes and or embossing (sentiment is embossed with black glitter emb. pwd.)
Make It Monday #145 - anything goes
recipe: su vanilla, basic grey little black dress, mft die, denami design words, want 2 scrap half pearls, black glitter embossing powder

Catch the bug - photo challenge/ may the simple joys

Saturday June 22, 2013
Catch the bug Saturday challenge is the below photo inspiration. What a lovely fun summer picnic time. I love picnics.
 This is my card for the challenge. I hope it encourages / inspires you to play along.
I used AKV BBQ picnic table  I thought it was perfect for this challenge.  I planned to use the greenish background paper as the background because it's flowery looking but also wanted to get some more layers on the card because the image just blended too much so added the other papers and black. It kind of took away from the background but I still think it came out good.
Aud Sentiments #83 - summer
Inky Impressions #113 - anything goes
Simon Says - fruit
Cute Card Thursday #274 - in the summer time
Make It Monday #145 - anything goes
The Crafty Blogger #12 - bright and breezy
NutCrafters #45 - food and or drink
Creative Moments #19 - weather / anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes and or embossing
QKR #44 - summer time
recipe: akv bbq , bazzill, dcwv, pti words, Hampton art stamp ants, black su, copics, twine

Friday, June 21, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday -BABY FLOWER / If friends were flowers

Friday June 21, 2013
Catch the bug free Friday is here and today we have this darling BABY FLOWER. "please note Bugaboo makes every attempt to have our new images and  freebies posted by 7a.m. however sometimes life gets in the way so please check back later if the new freebie has not been posted"
I had so much fun coloring this darling image. I use this quilt looking background paper that I learned how to make on Simon Says blog. Its on how to emboss using a die cut plate.. it was fun making this background and I used my PTI die to make it. I thought the MME designer paper coupled nicely with the design. Fun card to make. It really looks awesome in person. Hope it comes across just as good to you and you hop on over and pick up your free image.
Inky Impressions #113 - anything goes
Dutch Dare #222 - things that begin with B (baby flower, bow, beads)
C.R.A.F.T. #212 - recipe: pearls/ rhinestone, ribbon, sentiment
Make It Monday #145 - anything goes
recipe: baby flower/ctb, bazzill, su, mme, pti die, ribbon, copics, pti words/green thumb, memento brown, viva pearl pen

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Paper Pretties #263 challenge/ Summer inspiration

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Hope everyone summer is off to a nice start. I know I am working and will have to use the weekends for little mini trips.  To help you get into the relaxing, vacation fun summer Paper Pretties #263 challenge is Summer Inspiration.
Below is our new digi image called Frankie. Looks like he's having some water fun. He would make a nice party invitation or just a fun summer birthday card.
 I used Dolly and Me  for my image from Paper Pretties.  I placed her in a outside in the sun setting. I love the picket fence- PTI and the grass-MFT  and had to add my little punched flowers. The sun was cut from Spellbinder dies. Except for the stamped background square, it's all scraps. I have such a large drawer of scraps and a few little other stash places. I really have to start using more scraps, which I have but there's no dent yet.. LOL.  (don't tell me you don't have a box or drawer or both of scraps,,lol) Oh I also had to give this cute little girl a fudge cicle to eat.. I love fudge cicles.

Crafty Sentiments Designs - fun in the sun
Papertake Weekly - hot hot hot
Loves Rubber Stamps #57 - summer theme
Make It Monday #145 - anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodle #176 - summer
Paper Makeup #93 - punches/dies
Craftroom Challenge - here comes summer

 recipe:  dolly & me /pp, su scraps, quick quote scrap, other scraps, mft die, pti die, Annabelle background stamped, spellbinder die, embossing folder, copics, su bashful blue ink, su punch, viva pearl pen

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Catch the bug New Release skating monkey / Dude! hb

Tuesday June 18, 2013
Catch the bug new release is Skating Monkey.. "Please note Bugaboo makes every attempt to have our new images and freebies by 7a.m. however sometimes life gets in the way so please check back later if the new image or freebie is not been posted."
Now isn't this a cute monkey? Perfect birthday card for a grandson..hum which one?. I love Basic Grey papers and had to use this background paper to go with the skating on the road and then the pops of other color rectangles. I love these colors. I am so not pastel person, so if you do see me use it  now and then it's because the image or challenge twisted my arm behind my back. I love the deep jewel tones. I kept the sentiment simple as he's busy skating and hay dude, he doesn't say much..
Make It Monday #145 - anything goes
613 Avenue Create #24 - anything goes with twist- for male
Paper Partytime #12 - anything goes
Paper MakeUp #93 - punches / dies
Craft Your Passion #167 - lets play dress up
Kaboodle Doodle #176 - summer
Created With Love #46 - favorite things (bg dp, mft dies, spellbinder dies, copics)
Eureka Stamps #44 - anything goes
As You Like It Challenge #44 - favorite paper and why (bg as so colorful, so many choices)
Get Inky #6 - creations for boys and or men
recipe: skater monkey ctb, su brown, basic grey wander, simon says Kelly purkey word, mft die, spellbinder die, copics

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Unscripted Sketches challenge #215 / Another Day In Paradise

Saturday June 15, 2013
Wow we are half way done with June. Where does the time go?
Today we have another challenge at Unscripted Sketches this is sketch #215.  I hope you fine time to play along. You can turn the sketch, make a scrapbook page or some other project. Just try to follow the sketch.
I know with summer coming a lot of crafters get away from crafting because of the children out of school, vacations planned and just doing more outdoor activities. I hope you can still find time to play along. I also hope you have a great, safe, fun filled summer. It goes too fast so enjoy.
 This is the card I made using the sketch. I really wanted to use this new die I got from Taylored Expression the window frame. I love this idea and the possibilities it gives. You could put quite a few other images behind it. I love the ocean and the light houses. Living in Washington State we get to enjoy these lovely sites. It is Another Day In Paradise..

Sister Act #11 - anything goes
Five Simple Things #107 - anything goes
Aud Sentiments #82 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #84- anything goes
Creative Moments #19 - weather /anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #6 - summer lovin
Craft-Room - here comes the summer
Whimsical Designs - summer time fun
Make it Monday #144 - anything goes

recipe: su paper, cosmo cricket, dcwv dp, te die, mft die, copics, memento, corner chomper

Friday, June 14, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - Beach girl /sending hugs

Friday June 14, 2013
Catch the bug FREE FRIDAY - BEACH BABY  isn't she cute? I thought I would make this into a photo shot type card. I did not have a photo frame die so I just took some glossy card stock I have too much of and my square frame die and made my own instant photo frame. I love the way it came out and it's the size I needed so that worked out even better.
Sorry ;( it's late at Catch the bug getting this free image available to you. Please keep checking back.
Aud Sentiments #82 - anything goes
Stampin Royalty #180 - color challenge
Word Art Wednesday #84 - anything goes
Charisma Cardz #23 - digi only
Creative Moments #19 - weather /anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #6 - summer lovin'
Craft - Room Challenge - here comes the summer
Whimsical Designs - summer time fun
Make it Monday #144 - anything goes
recipe: beach baby/ctb, bazzill, park bench pad, gloss paper, spellbinder die, circle punches, brad, words simon says flower friend, glossy accents, copics, ranger blue, my cloud template

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Paper Pretties #262 color challenge

Wednesday June 12, 2013
Wednesday is not only hump day but new release day at Paper Pretties and today we have Julian a fun crafty cat.  Looks like he's doing sidewalk chalk art.   
The challenge for this week is....

RED..YELLOW..GREEN   so dig out those many shades of red, yellow and green and create your card or project.  I chose to just use the Irish Sentiment #1 by PP and add my fun flowers to frame it.

Make it Monday #144 - open
Challenges 4 Everybody #22 - anything goes
Allsorts #210 - in the garden
Bearly Mine #90 - anything goes
Five Simple Things #106 - anything goes

recipe: irish blessings #1 pp, bazzill card stock, scraps of other dp, su punch, su die, ms punch, viva pearl pens,

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Catch the bug New Release / Thank you

Tuesday June 11, 2013
New release day at Catch the bug  we have a great new digi Thank You Tulips.  I think this is an awesome new release. I love tulips and there are so many colors possibilities. You could even just use the tulips and remove the thank you. I chose the papers first then decided on the color for the flowers. I love this paper as it already comes layered and you would not know that by looking at it. This is one sheet of card stock.. Of course it's Basic Grey they would have awesome papers..
With all of those graduations and  parties going on and summer birthdays we need  to make some great thank you cards and this would make a nice easy image to use.  Just a thought.
Squigglefly #2313 wrap it up
Allsorts #210 in the garden
Five Simple Things #106 - anything goes
Sister Act #10 - anything goes
recipe: thank you tulips ctb, basic grey fiction, copics, ribbon, bg brad, ranger ink sky, my cloud template

Thinking of you - Check out Jan's new blog

Tuesday June 11, 2013
I made this card for a blog friend who I have been purchasing her aroma therapy products and love them. I have very dry skin and hate those over the counter products that cost a fortune and don't work.
Jan Hunnicutt is getting ready to open a new blog for her aroma therapy products. It's currently under construction. Sudz n' Hunni Soaps  but you can still go over and subscribe to her and see some photos. Her craft blog is  Simply Handcrafted  where you can see her cards and some of the products she makes. I hope you take a look. She can work with you on any concerns you may have and recommend what products would work best for you. I am sure you will be pleased.
Bearly-Mine #90 - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #105 - oldest stamp (swirl is old)
recipe: very vanilla su, scraps for butterfly, words su, swirl ?, color box chalk ink, su ink, te butterfly dies,

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Happy Birthday Kelsey

Saturday June 8, 2013
I made this card for my daughter in law Kelsey. Her birthday is not till 25th but I wanted to get this posted and sent off soon and thought without it here in front of me I'd forget it was in a file to post later. I did this tone on tone die look before and wanted to give it a try again. I loved the look and she's quite a girly girl (lady) plus she likes the grays and pinks. I love you Kelsey. HUGS
Inky Impressions #111 - birthday/anniversary
Penny's Papercrafty #129 - happy birthday
Charisma Cardz #22 - tons of layers
Five Simple Things #106 - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts #170 - punches /dies
recipe: su gray, pink, white, mme dp, simon says stamp, pp words, mft die, simon says die, su die, sequins, viva pearl pen, copics, stickles, embossing folder

Catch The Bug Saturday challenge- Going to the chappel

Saturday June 8, 2013
Saturday and new challenge at Catch The Bug the theme this week is GOING TO THE CHAPEL..
I chose to use make it snappy I love that it's just a body shot. I added the sentiment and you could put anything in there or cover and leave blank.
Crafty Sentiments - black/white & other color
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
The Paper Shelter #115 - flower power
Cute Card Thursday #272 - ebony and ivory
Charisma Cardz #22 - tons of layers
Five Simple Things #106 - anything goes
Totally Papercraft #170 - punches and dies
recipe:  ctb/snappy digi, su card base, Teresa Collins dp, simons says bubble word, pizzaz a plenty flowers, viva pearl pen, ms punch, pti dies, copics

Unscripted Sketches #214 - Fathers Day

Saturday 8, 2013
Happy weekend everyone.  We have a new sketch at Unscripted Sketches  we have sketch #214. This sketch is quite simple. I hope you get a chance to play along. You can turn the sketch, make a scrapbook page, framed item.. any project that follows the sketch.
 I got this stamp set from the Simon Says club kit and loved it. I had to put it to use and used most of the stamps from the set. (It's by Kelly Purkey)  there are more though. It's a great set and usable for other occasions besides father's day.  I wish my dad was still around to give this to him.  ;(

Crafts 4 Eternity #127 - for the boys
Word Art Wed #82 - anything goes
Aud Sentiment - anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment #82 - fathers day or special man
Make It Monday #143 - open
Simon Says - fathers day / masculine
Stampin Royalty #179 - man up!

recipe: bazzill, basic grey serenade, basic grey brad, Kelly perky stamp/simon says, embossing powders, mft die, corner rounder, stickles

Friday, June 07, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - AKV Construction / Yea! it's your birthday

Friday June 7, 2013
Well it's Friday and so that means it's Free Friday at Catch the bug and we have a great image today. Jodie out does herself on cuteness.  This is AKV Construction. Hope you get a chance to stop over to the shop before it goes onto the pay side..
Well thought of a fathers day card but then I don't have any fathers to send to and already made some lately so with birthdays always coming up went for that theme.
Aud Sentiment - anything goes 
Inky Impressions #111 - birthday or anniversary
Simon Says - fathers day or masculine
Charisma Cardz #22 - tons of layers
recipe: bazzil base, basic grey wonder, mft die, ms punch, marvy punch, simon says banner sayings, zing embossing powder, blue scraps, copics

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Paper Pretties #261 challenge - Fathers day card

Wednesday June 5, 2013
Hello and happy Wednesday and new challenge day at Paper Pretties  challenge for #261 is FATHERS DAY..  I know I used this image a few weeks ago but I just had to use it again and make a simple card. I love this RIGHT ON PAR  guy and he makes an awesome male card. I thought I would just stamp him on Kraft and use my prisma pencils to color him. I am still recovering from surgery so I kept it quite simple and love the way it came out. Also we have a new image released today called Daddio.. I don't have the image at this time but sure it will be posted at Paper Pretties. 
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
Scrap Creations - father's day
Shopping Our Stash #104 - no pattern paper
Cupcake Craft #245 - summer scene
Digi Darla's #65 - make it masculine
Love To Create #68 - father's day
The Kraft Journal - clean and simple
Partytime Tuesday#123 - happy father's day
Loves Rubber Stamp #55 - anything goes
recipe: right on par/pp, kraft, prisma pencils, memento ink

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #213 - wishing you a Cozy day

Saturday June 1, 2013
Today is the first of June and also a new sketch from Unscripted Sketches #213
Where did May go? Gee before you know it the warm weather will be here in the great Northwest. Washington state to be exact. I am so ready for no more rain and warmer weather.
I hope you find time to play along with this weeks sketch. Remember you can turn it (as I did) or make a scrapbook page or framed project or what ever your mind can think of as long as you follow the sketch. Just have fun. Post to the Unscripted Sketch blog and can't wait to see what you come up with.
 This is my card using the sketch. I thought this would also make a great Fathers day card. All dads should have a cozy day. I know I love cozy days and love to cozy right up with my little four legged kid, or I should say he likes to cozy up to me which my little Charlie is doing right now.. Awhhh. love it.
Totally Paper Craft #169 - anything goes
Sister Act #9 - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Creative Moments #18 - lots of layers
Challenges 4 Everybody #21 - anything goes
Make it Monday #142 - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #209 - fathers day/male

recipe:  bazzill, scraps, wooden button, simon says stamp/words pillow talk, su punch, simon says die, copics, twine, memento ink, zing embossing powder.